Festival of architecture 2016

Scotland The Festival is a major, year-long, Scotland-wide celebration led by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland which brings Scottish architecture to life and is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Across Scotland, there will be hundreds of exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, musical celebrations and other events discussing hidden treasures, old classics and new favourites. The Festival ...

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British Pavilion: Home Economics

Great Britain at the Architecture Biennale in Venice (28/05/ –27/11/2016) The writers Shumi Bose and Jack Self and the architect Finn Williams will curate the British Pavilion 2016. The exhibition „Home Economics“ will focus on the front line of British architecture: the family home. 1:1 domestic interiors will be exposed at the Pavilion. The curators say: „The exhibition will ask urgent questions about the ...

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Exhibition: Designing for Resilience

Within the exhibition „Creation From Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities“, presented earlier on this blog,  a second exhibition is shown at  „The Architecture Gallery“ in London. „Designing for Resilience“ showcases the award-winning proposals that emerged from the „Rebuild by Design“ competition following Hurricane Sandy. Ten of the proposals that were developed as a result of the competition are on view at this exhibition. In ...

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Exhibition: Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen

The swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), whose paintings were first exhibited in 1986, is nowadays regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Fearing that she would not be understood, she stipulated that her abstract work should be kept out of the public eye for 20 years after her death. Af Klints paintings show the invisible worlds hidden within nature, the spiritual realm and ...

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KEUCO EDITION 400

1001 ways to design a bathroom With EDITION 400, KEUCO is setting new trends in modern bathroom design. The design-oriented bathroom furnishing concept has a strong focus on individualisation. Every single one of the products in the series – from the bathroom furniture to the washbasins, the fittings to the accessories, the mirror cabinets to the light mirrors – is made in Germany. Now ...

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MAKING HEIMAT. Germany, Arrival Country

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt has been commissioned for the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice from May 28th until November 27th, 2016. The promising title of the German Exhibition is Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country“. Referring to the exhibition content the DAM team explains: “The current refugee situation is part of a massive worldwide flow of migrants. It leads people ...

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Architecture made in Germany

„Made in Germany“ has become a world famous label in the field of architecture and technology. The three brands FSB, Gira and KEUCO and their common communication initiative for architects „POINTS of contact“ transfer the value of german design and products for architecture in an interdisciplinary way. The label “Made in Germany” stands worldwide for quality, perfection and reliability. Transformation is one of the key-issues ...

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Liverpool Architectural Society Film Night

The Great Beauty The fourth film night related to architecture and contemporary culture at FACT (contemporary film and art facility) in Liverpool presents the italian movie „La Grande Bellezza“ . Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo – whose entrance in the film is worth the price of admission alone – plays Jep Gambardella, a once acclaimed novelist-turned-columnist, through whose world-weary eyes we witness the decadence of ...

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Exhibition: Creation from Catastrophe

How architecture rebuilds communities “A disaster zone where everything is lost offers the perfect opportunity for us to take a fresh look, from the ground up, at what architecture really is.” Toyo Ito The destruction of cities, whether manmade or natural, can present unique opportunities to radically rethink townscapes. The exhibition ‚Creation from Catastrophe – how Architecture rebuilds Communities‘ explores the varying and sometimes magical ways ...

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Gira: Esprit switch range

The Gira Esprit switch range offers an exceptional diversity in materials. The clear form of the frames is combined with choice surfaces made of Linoleum-Multiplex, glass or various different metals. More than 300 functions which can be installed in the switch system offer maximum flexibility for all requirements of intelligent building technology – from simple sockets and light switches right up to an innovative automation ...

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